Bishop Joseph McFadden of Harrisburg Diocese has died

I just learned this from Archbishop Chaput’s post on Facebook.

News article: pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/bishop_joseph_mcfadden_of_harr.html

May he rest in peace.

Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord, and may Your Perpetual Light shine upon him.

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Moving to Prayer Intentions so that we may pray for the repose of Bishop McFadden’s soul.

Hail Mary…

Update to this … +Bp. McFadden was athletic and in apparently good health.

pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/bishop_mcfadden_death_health.html

A lesson for all of us: we never know when God will call us home. So be ready, make use of the sacraments, etc. etc.

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May he rest in peace and God comfort his loved ones.

Eternal rest grant unto Bishop McFadden, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Father John Trigilio’s bishop.

Thank you, I saw the notice on Archbishop Chaput’s FB page. By the comments I thought he must have been relatively young and in good health.

You are right, you never know the day or the hour. Our RE director lost her brother unexpectedly, in his 50s and seemingly in perfect health. Cherish each day and cherish your loved ones.

Lisa

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Sad news.

Was the Bishop of my home Diocese.

Was a truly holy Bishop.

You could tell by the way he said Mass.

Amen

Bishop McFadden was a very kind and sincere man. I first met him at the beginning of my RCIA process, as a former Protestant I was unsure how exactly to approach and address a Bishop. I was standing outside of the Church following the close of our forty hours devotion, Bishop McFadden presided over the closing ceremonies, he approached me and shook my hand, thanking me for coming; it was the first time I truly felt like I was no longer a stranger but like a long lost son returning home. Following the Rite of Sending and Vespers he waited outside in the cold to greet and take pictures with everyone.
When I heard of his passing I couldn’t help but cry for my dear Bishop. I immediately said a Rosary for him and continue to pray for him. God Bless him and may Our Lord Jesus Christ welcome His faithful servant with open arms.

Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him may he rest in peace, amen :highprayer:

Our Father in Heaven
Holy be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us
Do not bring us to the test
But deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with you
Blessed are you among women
And Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end.
Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.
Amen.

May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

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